Matthew Quirk studied history and literature at Harvard College. After graduation, he spent five years at The Atlantic magazine reporting on crime, private military contractors, the opium trade, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs. He lives in Washington D.C.
Kate Quinn is a native of southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Classical Voice whilst at the same time writing her first novel, MISTRESS OF ROME, in the university's basement computer lab. Now twenty-eight, Kate lives in Maryland with her husband.
Patrick Quinlan was the youngest child in a big, noisy, New York Irish-American family. Ten minutes late to supper and the food was all gone. Other kids in the neighbourhood wanted to become cops, or firemen, or crime kingpins. Patrick wanted to become Jimi Hendrix. At an early age, he became an accomplished and incorrigible liar, eventually finding work that made good use of this talent - journalist, political operative, copywriter, and now novelist... He lives on the coast of Maine.
Matthew Quick (aka Q) is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which was made into an Oscar-winning film. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention. Q lives with his wife, novelist/pianist Alicia Bessette, on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Mary Quant is a renowned British fashion designer and style icon, whose innovative designs shaped the sixties. Mary received an OBE for her outstanding contributions to the fashion industry, and she turned the miniskirt into a worldwide sensation.